Preparing for the future

Ages 2-5

All kids have great potential. The Y is committed to helping young children to learn, play and make friends as they work on skills that prepare them for the academic years ahead. A leading nonprofit strengthening community through youth development, we work every day to help them build skills and confidence for success in both the classroom and on the playground. 

The Portage YMCA Preschool Academy is a nine month program for children 2-5 yrs old who are one or two or 3 years away from kindergarten. Our dedicated teachers help children reach their full potential in an academically structured environment. They work closely with the PTS Kindergarten  teachers to assist us in remaining current on all the requirements your child will need for school success. As a participant in our preschool, your family will also have the opportunity to join so many activities the Y has to offer at the member rate. Financial scholarships are available for low income families.

Registration is open!  To enter our Pre-K Academy, children need to be 4 years old by August 1, 2019. For our Junior Academy, children need to be 3 years old by August 1, 2019.   For our Junior+ Academy children need to be 3 years old by February 1, 2019. For our 1st Step Academy, children need to be 2 years old by August 1, 2019.

The 2019- 2020 School Year runs Tuesday, September 3, 2019 thru Tuesday, May 12, 2020, following the Portage Township Schools Calendar for holidays and breaks.

A registration form along with a $30 non-refundable registration fee will hold your spot in our fall program.

2019-2020 Details

Cathi Srednoselac, Youth & Family Programs Director